Orchard School

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 114 Old Settlers Rd Old Settlers Rd Alstead NH 03602 USA

Mission: The Orchard School was founded in 1990, through the vision of three women, and is supported by the ongoing efforts of its families and the community. Situated in the New Hampshire countryside at the edge of an organic farm and apple orchard, The Orchard School provides access to acres of woods, fields and orchard for exploration. The School building was shaped by the efforts of the community that came together and gave of their time and energy to build it. A unique feature of The Orchard School is that it is cooperatively directed and governed.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I had decided to homeschool our kids, and then we moved to the area and followed the buzz about The Orchard School. When we came for our first visit I felt so overjoyed and relieved that a school like this exists that I actually cried. We have been involved with The Orchard School for the past four years and in that time I have come to realize just how valuable this school is to families in our community. This school that is intentionally focused on developmentally appropriate, nature based, and community oriented programming is unique and critical to the children and families it serves. The school strengthens our community by creating community around the children. This is a place where children thrive, and families grow.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

During my junior year at Keene State College I was assigned to do my internship at The Orchard School. I have never seen a better preschool program. The staff and children were so inviting and I could't have been placed at a better place to learn and grow. I decided to stay and work as a teacher during their summer camp. The summer camp allowed me to meet new children and make friends with staff that I know will be with me for the rest of my life. The Orchard School is the family I do not have in New Hampshire. Whenever I have needed anything or wanted a smile on my face I have gone there and seen the staff and children. During my time there I have seen inclusion at it's best. Children can truly be children there and disabilities never get in the way. Because of The Orchard School I decided to go on and get my Masters in Special Education. I wanted to be as great of a teacher and mentor as their staff. I know that The Orchard School will always be there for me and I will always keep them as a part of my life. I would recommend their program to all families and encourage people to really look into their program because there is something there that fits every family and child's needs and strengths.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
Flag review